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Two Faces of Perfectionism | Psychology Today

Two Faces of Perfectionism | Psychology Today | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

On the surface, striving for perfection in the things we do is a good thing. It helps us plan, organize, strategize and achievegoals. But there is a flip side to perfectionism that can harm children and teens as they journey through their school years.

 

How should parents and educators help kids understand their perfectionist tendencies so that doing their best doesn’t drag them down? 

 


Via Gust MEES
David Hain's insight:

I think it's more like a continuum - one person's high standards and eye for detail is another's negative nit-picking.  Thr trick is to get colleagues to tell you when one is in danger of becoming the other.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:34 AM

 

Read more, very interesting...

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:36 AM

 

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Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Distress

Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Distress | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A study that examines traits that predict psychological distress...

 

Excessive concerns about making mistakes, pernicious self-doubt, harsh self-criticism, impossibly high standards or expectations for performance, a strong and chronic tendency to evaluate one’s performance as not measuring up to levels expected by oneself or others - these are features of maladaptive perfectionism that predict psychological distress.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201210/perfectionism-procrastination-and-distress

 


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Carly Armstrong's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:11 PM

This article shows that perfectionism can be just as big a cause of stress as procrastination.  That the correlation between the two  is modest.  Procrastinators seem only minimally self-critical.  They have previous research as well as credible sources that they used in their research as well.

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.